MobileMe Digital Locker for iOS Devices to be Priced $20 Per Year

After months of speculation, Apple started to communicate on the future of its online service, MobileMe. Apple is currently giving final touches to a revamped version of the service, and asked its resellers to stop selling new subscriptions until the new version launches, hinting at an imminent launch. A slew of new features is expected to be offered by the new service, including a new ‘digital locker’, designed to allow iOS and iTunes users to store their content and personal files in Apple’s cloud. According to The Music Void, the new feature will not come for free as previously expected, but will instead be priced at $20 per year, a little over $1.50 per month. According to The Music Void, Apple and the music majors – except Sony – have already signed an agreement to allow Apple’s customers to store their music files in Apple’s cloud. MobileMe – as we know it today – proved to be a commercial failure, and over the last couple of years, Apple started to offer paid features such as ‘Find my iPhone’ for free, in hopes of luring more users. The new MobileMe is expected to become the visible portion of Apple’s soon-to-be-introduced cloud-based services, and should be used extensively by iOS 5, in order to store user contacts, calendar information, and files. The new version of the service is expected to be announced at a media event in late April, at Apple’s headquarters in Cupertino, Calif., alongside iOS 5.